Strategic Communications Coordinator

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Strategic Communications Coordinator

CRAHC - Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling

Europe Based


The Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling (CRAHC) is an informal coalition being founded by a set of non-governmental organisations to help incentivise the necessary transition to clean, decarbonized renewable heating and cooling at the European level.

We support our member organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, driving urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objective to reduce and phase out greenhouse gases from the heating and cooling sectors, currently responsible for roughly half of the EU’s energy use. In parallel we support the delivery of a socially responsible heating and cooling transition and engage in EU based communications and advocacy on the transition.

We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from diverse backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.


The Coalition is currently accepting applications for an experienced communications professional to perform the role of Strategic Communications Coordinator. The contract is initially for one year, up for renewal depending on funding.

Working very closely with the Coalition team and communicators from the membership, the successful candidate will develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to help speed up the transition to zero- emission heating and cooling at the EU level.

You’ll need to be a self-starter, with a proven interest and communications experience in climate and energy issues at the EU level and you'll be working as part of a small, fast-paced, European team that operates in multiple media markets and multiple platforms.

You'll need to be a great communicator with excellent understanding of how to develop strategies and tactics to create political impact. You'll need to understand EU decision-making processes and, preferably, policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You’ll also need the diplomatic skills to work with communicators from other organisation and bringing them together to achieve common goals.

This role would suit candidates with a background in communications, campaigning and/or journalism. If you think this sounds like you, please apply!

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Coalition Coordinator, the Strategic Communications Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a communications strategy and tactics with a view to influence and shift EU policymaker, stakeholder and media debates about heating and cooling issues at the European level;
  • Designing, setting up and managing communication projects and campaigns in coordination with coalition members and with support of the communications officer;
  • Ability to secure and manage the work of good freelancers for projects (designers, translators, video makers, etc.);
  • Collaborating with the coalition to deliver communication materials, stories, voices and messaging around key political moments;
  • Tracking political, public and media debates around the heating and cooling decarbonisation to identify opportunities for communications actions and act as a source of intelligence for colleagues and partners;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key correspondents and editors in mainstream and specialist media, mainly in Brussels, for pro-active promotion of stories, outreach on emerging issues and reactive media management;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on strategic communications work.


  • At least 7 years’ experience in climate or energy communications, campaigning (including digital campaigning) and/or journalism, preferably on energy and climate issues;
  • A strong understanding of the processes and dynamics of EU politics and EU communication/policy processes;
  • Experience of developing and deploying communications plans and strategy tailored for specific voices, channels and audiences (also digital communications);
  • Detailed understanding of the media landscape and proven experience of strategic story placement, especially in top-tier and European media;
  • Strong experience of development and deployment of major communications initiatives to inform debates around EU decision-making processes and European wide campaigns;
  • Outstanding English speaking and writing skills with proven ability to produce impactful communication content, preferably knowledge of at least one other European language;
  • A commitment and genuine interest in the mission and values of the coalition;
  • Effective project management skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-pacing environment;
  • High level of self-motivation, independence and can-do mentality;
  • Team player with the disposition to work generously with colleagues in a high-trust and values based community of peers.


What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic team who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results- oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment;
  • A full-time consultancy position for 12 months, with the possibility for renewal;
  • A competitive remuneration.


Anywhere in the EU, though preferably Brussels; remote working is the likely operational mode. You must have the relevant work permit for your location.

Start date

October 2023.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you would be suited to the position. 

The deadline for applications is 25.9.2023.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.

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